Galapinux is an annual meeting organized by FP Empresa on IES Santa Elena (Galapagar-Madrid). The first meeting was on 2006 and the main attendees are students from 6 High professional schools of Madrid.
Today’s agenda had the presence of Pablo Machón (FSF Spain), Jorge Salamero (Zentyal SL) and SOLIMADRID (council of free software company of Madrid region).
Pablo Machón explained on detail the main points of free software, open source and the use of these freedom on business.
I met Jorge Salamero on last UDS (Oakland) and I was interested on see which is the reaction of students about Zentyal.
Zentyal is a Linux small business server, that can be configured as a Gateway, Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified Communication Server or a combination of them. All network services managed by Zentyal are tightly integrated, automating most tasks. This helps to avoid errors in the network configuration and administration and allows to save time. Zentyal is open source, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs on top of Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
Consists of a series of packages (usually one for each module) that provide a web interface to configure the different servers or services. The configuration is stored on a key-value Redis database but users, groups and domains related configuration is on OpenLDAP. When you configure any of the available parameters through the web interface, final configuration files are overwritten using the configuration templates provided by the modules.
The main advantages of using Zentyal are:
Unified, graphical user interface to configure all network services and high, out-of-the-box integration between them.
Focused on Zentyal certification and looking at possibilities for future work, more than 30 students listened attentively the explanations of their future working tool on Ubuntu Server.